As you grow, you find that your friends become fewer.
Your world view changes.
If you have become more compassionate towards humanity, nature and other creatures who share the planet with you, your tolerance towards lies and and deceit diminishes.
You anguish over people in their 20s who waste their lives in the weekly episodes of alcohol bingeing, choosing unknowingly to remain in the stupor of uneducated ignorance and the absence of self-teaching.
You cringe and fume over the lost opportunities – four years in secondary school, four years in university.
You ask: ‘why don’t they use every opportunity to learn as much as they can inside and outside of the classroom?’
Very few of your friends still think like you. They believe. Others have become cynical. Others became opportunists. Others have become burdened with their lives.
I guess our biggest challenge is to continue to think outwards. To continue to be compassionate and kind in a world that glorifies selfish wealth and fake alliances.
We have to make the decison to go where there is no glory and to help those who cannot pay us back in anyway.
Maybe we will die alone with no knighthood or Logohu (whatever that is…) But what does it matter?
The point is, say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done. Political correctness and tolerance to bullshit only steals your sleep.